The priority deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1, 2007.
Abstracts submitted after this date and before June 1 will be considered for inclusion in the program on a space-available basis.
Papers accepted for presentation will be compiled on a CDROM and distributed at the conference.
The deadline for submission of full papers is May 31, 2007.
Since 1998, the conference proceedings have been available only on CD-ROM. These proceedings, as an official publication of the society, have an ISBN. The production of the CD-ROM will still be done. However, as the Internet has become more of an everyday way of life, it's become more common for researchers to want to be able to access the papers over the Internet.
Some of the new process started for Sonoma 2006 will remain the same for 2007, but there are some changes on the form of abstracts and submissions. Please follow these instructions step-by-step and if you have any problems contact the ISSS office at 7cnf at dsl.pipex.com
Submission to the JournalsISSS web site:
Each author should log in to and register on the JournalsISSS website. http://journals.isss.org/index.php/proceedings51st
If you were registered last year, you can go directly to the Login area at the right hand side of the page and use the login name and password from last year.
If you are a new user, click on the Register heading at the top of the page and fill in the requested information.
Once you have registered and logged in to the Journals site you can then electronically submit your abstract and/or paper. The steps to submit your abstract and paper are described in the section “Submitting Your Abstract and Paper to JournalsISSS”, below.
The topics of interest to the ISSS Tokyo 2007 meeting are described in the Call for Participation, and more specifically, the Calls for Papers that include SIGs and other proposed Tokyo Special Tracks (TST) sessions. In addition, Guidance on the Style of Abstracts and Papers for Annual ISSS Meetings can be consulted.
If you, as a potential contributor to the Tokyo 2007 proceedings, find these new requirements to be a problem, you should contact the ISSS Office at the conference email: 7cnf at dsl.pipex.com
Here are step-by-step instructions on preparing your abstract for the conference.
1. Click **this link to open the ISSS template for abstracts**. Download the file to your computer.
2. Open the ISSS template using Microsoft Word.
3. Save the document under a name that includes the surname of the lead author, e.g. 2007ISSSAuthor1.doc
4. Using the template as an example, delete out or write over the sample text. Use the built in styles, including:
5. Resist using:
6. Log in to the Journals website. Follow the 5-step instructions for uploading the abstract file as detailed below.
When you upload your abstract, there is a checklist of requirements that you should meet, including agreement with submitting your work under the Creative Commons License.
1. Log in at http://journals.isss.org with the userid and password that you had previously registered.
2. Under “Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the ISSS”, select the role of “Author”.
3. You should be on the “Active Submissions” page. Select “Step one of the submission process”.
4. On the “Step 1. Starting the Submission” page, …
5. Step 2: Entering the Submission's Metadata
6. Step 3: Uploading the Abstract file
8. Step 5: Confirming the Submission
9. You should receive e-mail notification on the progress of your abstract. To check at any time, you can log in and return to the “Active Submissions” page to see the status.
Here are step-by-step instructions on preparing and submitting your paper.
1. Click **this link to open the ISSS template for papers**. Download the file to your computer. A sample file is available for download so you can see the format applied to a full paper for reference.
The submission of a final paper, if your abstract is accepted to the conference, follows similar steps to submitting an abstract.
2. Sign in at http://journals.isss.org with the userid and password that you had previously registered.
3. Under “Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the ISSS”, select the role of “Author”.
4. You should be on the “Active Submissions” page. Click on the title of your previously submitted abstract.
5. This will bring you to the Summary page of your abstract submission. Click on “Add a Supplementary File”. 6. Entering the Supplementary File Metadata
7. Uploading the Submission
7. Step 4: Uploading Additional Supplementary Files
8. Step 5: Confirming the Submission
9. You should receive e-mail notification on the progress of your paper. To check at any time, you can log in and return to the “Active Submissions” page to see the status.
If you have any problems with this procedure, please contact the ISSS Office at: 7cnf at dsl.pipex.com for help.
Creative Commons Licensing
Formalization of Content Licensing with the Creative Commons:
The ISSS approach to copyright of conference proceedings is in contrast to that of many other conferences. ISSS has never assumed the copyright on papers published in the proceedings. As a venue to develop new ideas and collaborate with other members, the ISSS encourages the contribution of content in many forms and at varying levels of completedness, ranging from early findings and through to nearly-completed research. Theoretical, empirical and applied works are welcomed. Most contributions would generally be classified as “working papers” distributed to peers for comments and discussion. Inclusion into the proceedings has neither required transfer of ownership from the original author, nor exclusivity. Thus, the copyright of the work has remained available for the author to assign to publishers of prestigious journals such as Systems Research and Behavioral Science. The ISSS board has recently approved the use of “Creative Commons Licensing” for the proceedings to formalise this policy and the details of CCL can be read below.
The ownership and privileges of content contributed to past annual ISSS meetings has been vague. For this reason, although many authors have declared their interest in making their conference papers available on the ISSS web site, the ISSS had not been formally assigned the privileges of redistribution. In order to protect the rights of both authors and the ISSS, this ambiguity has now been clarified.
The ISSS requests that you permit your work to published on the ISSS web site under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license. This is the license that has been selected by the ISSS Board of Directors for all of the content on the ISSS web site, beginning in 2006. In a description of the features of this license,
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work …, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature. (Source: “Meet the Licenses”, Creative Commons)
This Creative Commons license has a deed, and a legal code associated with it. The license is not an alternative to your copyright, but instead, on top of your existing copyright. Your work is automatically copyrighted once it is put into tangible form (e.g. pressing the save button). This license is not mutually exclusive with other licenses that you may choose to place on your work. If you want to make money with the work, in another license with another party, that option is still open to you. If someone wants to make a different use of the work, (e.g. publishing it in a book), he or she is still obligated to contact you directly.
When you submit your abstract and paper to JournalsISSS, an agreement to license the work under a Creative Commons license will appear as one of the checkboxes in the “Submission Checklist”. Checking off that box represents sufficient permission for the ISSS to post your abstract and paper on its web site.